The influence of wages on parents’ allocations of time to child care and market work in the United Kingdom

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David C. Ribar, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: We use time-diary data on couples with children from the 2000 United Kingdom Time Use Survey to examine the impacts of own and partner’s wages on parents’ provision of child care and market work on weekdays and on weekends and holidays. We find that increases in partners’ wages increase women’s primary care on all days and decrease their market work on weekdays, while increases in women’s own wages increase their market work on weekdays. There is little evidence that men’s time use responds to changes in their own wages. However, an increase in men’s partners’ wages increases men’s passive child-care time on weekends and reduces their market-work time on weekends.

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Journal of Population Economics 22:2 (April 2009), 399-419.
Language: English
Date: 2009
Time use, Child care, Wages

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